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Kyudo Shinsa

Taking the Chuo Shinsa

Dan Shinsa

  • 1)  Success or failure for Rokudan to Shodan will be determined by the results of a shooting examination and a written examination.
  • 2)  Success or failure for Hachidan and Nanadan will be determined by the results of a shooting examination and an essay.
    • (1) Shooting: Candidates will be assessed on their level of mastery at shooting. Successful candidates of the first-round examination will continue to a second-round examination.
    • (2) Essay: Potential candidates, selected on the basis of the results of the shooting examination, must demonstrate their level of understanding of Kyudo and their capacity for reflection by writing an essay on a designated subject.

Assessment for Kyōshi

Success or failure will be determined by the results of a shooting examination, an interview and an essay.

  • 1)  Shooting: Candidates will be assessed on their level of mastery at shooting. Successful candidates of the first-round examination will continue to a second-round examination.
  • 2)  Interview: Successful candidates of the first round of the shooting examination will be assessed on their sense of judgement, culture and ability necessary for teaching.
  • 3) Essay: Potential candidates, selected on the basis of their results in the shooting examination and interview, must demonstrate their level of understanding of Kyudo and capacity for reflection by writing an essay on a designated subject.

Assessment for Renshi

Success or failure will be determined by the results of a shooting examination, an interview and a written examination.

  • 1)  Shooting: Candidates will be assessed on their level of skill at shooting. Successful candidates of the first-round examination will continue to a second-round examination.
  • 2)  Interview: Successful candidates of the first round of the shooting examination will be assessed on their character, sense of judgment and teaching skills.
  • 3)  Writing: Candidates will be assessed on their level of understanding of Kyudo.

Shinsa fees

Shodan\2,050Diploma registration fee  \3,100
Nidan\3,100Diploma registration fee  \4,100
Sandan\4,100Diploma registration fee  \5,100
Yondan\5,100Diploma registration fee  \6,200
Godan\6,200Diploma registration fee  \10,300
Rokudan\7,200Diploma registration fee  \30,900
Nanadan\8,200Diploma registration fee  \51,000
Hachidan\10,300Diploma registration fee  \72,000
Renshi\6,200Diploma registration fee  \41,000
Kyōshi\9,300Diploma registration fee  \62,000

Application

  • 1) Procedure:
    Applicants should fill out an application form with the required information and submit it together with the examination fee to the president of their affiliated federation.
    The federation president should check the information provided on the application forms and submit them together with the examination fees to the address below.
  • 2)  Applying for Rissha:
    Requests for taking the Shinsa in Rissha should be written in red ink on the applicant's remarks column, in the bottom right corner of the application form, and receive the agreement of the applicant's affiliated federation president. If, for any reason, applicants wish to take the Shinsa in Rissha after submitting their application form, they should receive the agreement of the president of their affiliated federation and notify this at registration, on the day of the Shinsa.
    If the agreement of the affiliated federation president has been received, no medical certificate or copy of disability card are required.
  • 3)  Address:
    Kishi Memorial Hall, 1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050, Japan
    To:All Nippon Kyudo Federation, Chuo Shinsa
    E-Mail:ikyf@kyudo.jp

N.B.

  • 1)  Applicants should pay attention to the deadline given by their affiliated federation.
    Application forms should not be sent individualy to the ANKF, but should be collected by the applicants's affiliated federation.
  • 2)  Application forms should be filled out with the required information written clearly in block letters with a black ball-point pen or a black fountain pen. The use of pencil or felt-tip pen is forbidden.
  • 3)  If false information is provided on the application form, the result of the Shinsa may be invalidated.
  • 4) Applicants for Kyōshi, Renshi and for Dan grades from Godan upwards should wear Wafuku.
    For other categories, Keikogi should be worn as a general rule.
  • 5) As a general rule, all applicants should attend the opening ceremony.
  • 6)  Every applicant who is late for registration or who does not respond to calls will be deemed to have withdrawn.
  • 7)  Applicants are requested to use public transportation to come to the examination hall.
  • 8)  During cold winter months (from November to March), candidates of Shinsa held in Kyudojo and wearing Wafuku are recommended to wear something such as a Tsutsusode (no colour restriction) or a Keikogi under their Juban.

Other

Regarding the use of personal information provided in the application form:
By submitting the application form, the applicant agrees to the following uses of the information provided.

  • 1)  The individual’s name, affiliation, age, Shogo and the date acquired, Dan and the date acquired,and other relevant information may be used in Shinsa related documents.
  • 2) The individual’s name, affiliation, Shogo or Dan obtained may be published in a report of the Shinsa results addressed to the president of each federation and in the monthly Kyudo magazine and website.

However, with regard to publishing information in the monthly Kyudo magazine and website as mentioned in 2), an individual may make a special request that such information will not be published.

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  • Shinsa Regulations
  • Shooting Procedure in Shinsa
  • Shinsa Unified Criteria (for Godan and under)
  • How to perform Rissha (Standing Form)
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